Android users get Virgin TV Anywhere mobile app from today

Virgin TV Anywhere

From today Virgin will roll out its Android app for the cable TV firm's Virgin TV Anywhere cloud-based video-on-demand service for mobile devices. The app is already available for iOS users.

At the same time nine new channels are added to the Virgin TV Anywhere service, including the full range of UKTV channels and the arrival of CBS Reality.

Virgin claims its TV Anywhere service offers more live channels than Sky Go (which gets its own Android app from December 3rd), with 90 channels available online and 67 across a range of tablets and smartphones. Among the 39 channels not available on Sky Go are BT Sport, ITV and Channel 5.

MORE: Virgin TV Anywhere launches on web, mobile and tablet

The Virgin TV Anywhere app is free to all Virgin Media TiVo customers. It enables customers to manage their TiVo set-top box via their portable device, including scheduling and deleting recordings in real time.

Scott Kelwey, Virgin Media's director of digital entertainment, says: "We want to deliver the best experience for our customers, so we've taken the time to develop the Android version to ensure we're delivering an unrivalled entertainment experience."

MORE: Virgin TV Anywhere gains 11 new channels

You can download the Virgin TV Anywhere app from the Google Play Store now. It's compatible with a wide range of Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Google Nexus tablets and Samsung Galaxy Note.

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By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.